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Travel Blogs from Stirling
I (we) really like animals and some of my favorite moments of the trip so far have been interacting with animals from the horses in Iceland, to the goats and cows in Ireland. So it was only natural that we decided to visit the Edinburgh Zoo.
The Zoo is on a large hill just on the outskirts of the city. Our GPS had a hell of a time getting us there but finally we made it. The big attraction right now at the zoo is of course the two Panda's but unfortunately ...
... and see people on the sidewalk standing just inches from the side of the bus as it took corners.
And inside the castle was just as nice as seeing it from a distance. We got a tour by a Scot who was able to give us bits and pieces that guidebooks usually leave out. Like how the ceiling was made of local wood and held up by a total of 20 wooden pegs the size of a man's thumb. That's it. We also learned about Willam Wallace and were able to see his ...
... had said to us. And indeed, this visit to Stirling Castle, coming at the end of our trip, summed up Scotland for us, both aesthetically and historically. The rooms of the Royal Palace, the home of James V and his second queen, Mary of Guise, are beautifully furnished in renaissance style, and the exhibitions illuminate the reigns of the Stuarts in 16th-century Scotland.
We also ...
... They did a very good job! We really enjoyed that.
It was also someone's birthday on the 25th...Louise's...Oh and Jess'!! We had two birthdays to celebrate. Clem and I made the birthday lasagna and Jess got to pick out her dessert candies of choice. We all continued to celebrate with international card games and some ten pin bowling. Great night! Tomorrow, we get back on the bus to head to our most northernly stop of the whole trip, Fort William! Peace out, til then.
... So I booked a bag flying back in advance so I'd for sure get the cheaper rate for that one.
A while later I checked in and had to pay an extra 100 pounds for my little bitty 10 kilo bag I was taking. Ridiculous airline. The girl next to me was flying back home after living there for a while so she had a couple large bags and had to pay a whopping 600 POUNDS because of it. Now that's just crazy. The wouldn't even let her take one of the bags with ...
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Denny Rd., Stirling | Hotelfrom $47
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